The Wishlist



'The ladder that likes the wall'

Richard Rogers, London Design FestivalRichard Rogers, London Design Festival

Richard and Ab Rogers have commissioned Xenia Moseley… Father and son collaboration, Richard and Ab Rogers are working with designer/thinker, Xenia Moseley to produce a ladder. Inspired by the saying by M. Kundera, “The absolute absence of a burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into the heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being”, Ab and Richard asked Xenia to design a ladder to help explore the lost corners of a room. When asked about their wish, Ab Rogers said, ‘I want to design a ladder because they are special in many ways and often overlooked as ordinary. They deserve to be elevated by thoughtful design. As an object a ladder offers an exciting way to move; it helps you rise to a new place, to get somewhere you cannot otherwise reach and see a familiar space in a different light. It is a diagram of its structure, legible, able to be read like a book. It is a sensitive object, able to borrow structure - leaning on the wall - and to expose it (the wall and mass of a structure.)’

Species: Red oak